The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyі, signed a decree introducing the May 8 celebration of the Day of Remembrance and Victory over Nazism in the Second World War in Ukraine. The President proposes to make May 9 the Day of Europe.
"Today I signed the corresponding decree, and every year starting tomorrow, May 9, we will commemorate our historic unity - the unity of all Europeans who destroyed Nazism and will defeat racism. Unity that brings peace closer," he said in a video message.
Currently, May 8 is the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation in Ukraine, and May 9 is the Day of Victory over Nazism. In February, a group of people's deputies proposed to cancel the holidays on March 8, as well as May 1 and 9. That is, the parliamentarians wanted to leave only May 8 as the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation.